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             Nanjing University, June 2008

from left to right: Lynne Joyrich, Modern Culture and Media; Lingzhen Wang, East Asian Studies; Michael Steinberg, Cogut Center; Elizabeth Weed, Pembroke Center; Kerry Smith, East Asian Studies; He Chengzhou, Associate Director of the Institute for Advanced Study, Nanjing University; Yukiko Koga, East Asian Studies; and Mary Ann Doane, Modern Culture and Media.

Brown University faculty presenting papers at two Nanjing University events—a symposium on Humanities and Gender Studies and an international conference on Gender and Chinese cinema—included:

Mary Ann Doane
Professor of Modern Culture and Media
Cogut Center Faculty Fellow 2007-08

Lynne Joyrich
Associate Professor of Modern Culture and Media
Cogut Center Governing Board Member 2007-10
"From Film to Television:  Journeys in Feminist Media Studies (or, Media Travels with Camera Obscura)"

Yukiko Koga
Cogut Center Postdoctoral Fellow in International Humanities
East Asian Studies
"The Body Impolitic: Narration, Nation, and the Politics of Redress in China and Japan"

Kerry Smith
Chair of East Asian Studies
Associate Professor of History

Michael Steinberg
Cogut Center Director
Barnaby Conrad and Mary Critchfield Keeney Professor of History
Professor of Music
"Humanities and the Human Condition"

Lingzhen Wang
Associate Professor of East Asian Studies
"Transnational Feminist Practice and Its Implications for Gender Studies in Contemporary China"

Elizabeth Weed
Pembroke Center Director
"The Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women: Theoretical Challenges"

The conference volume will also be the first in English or Chinese to focus on female film directors from diverse and different Chinese communities.